11 For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 31:11

New International Version

11 For the Lord will deliver Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.

English Standard Version

11 For the Lord has ransomed Jacob and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him.

The Message

11 I, God, will pay a stiff ransom price for Jacob; I'll free him from the grip of the Babylonian bully.

New King James Version

11 For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, And ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he.

New Living Translation

11 For the Lord has redeemed Israel from those too strong for them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:11

Commentary on Jeremiah 31:10-17

(Read Jeremiah 31:10-17)

He that scattered Israel, knows where to find them. It is comfortable to observe the goodness of the Lord in the gifts of providence. But our souls are never valuable as gardens, unless watered with the dews of God's Spirit and grace. A precious promise follows, which will not have full accomplishment except in the heavenly Zion. Let them be satisfied of God's loving-kindness, and they will be satisfied with it, and desire no more to make them happy. Rachel is represented as rising from her grave, and refusing to be comforted, supposing her offspring rooted out. The murder of the children at Bethlehem, by Herod, Matthew 2:16-18, in some degree fulfilled this prediction, but could not be its full meaning. If we have hope in the end, concerning an eternal inheritance, for ourselves and those belonging to us, all temporal afflictions may be borne, and will be for our good.